FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Chile vs England, Football match result: Young Lions devour their opponents

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Chile vs England, Football match result: Young Lions devour their opponents
  • 19:08 (IST)

    England were not considered as favourites for the tournament, but after today's game, they might start featuring in that bracket. It was a flawless display from the talented English teenagers and it was such a joy watching them play.   

  • 18:57 (IST)

    FT - Chile 0 England 4

    That's it from the first Group F fixture at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan.

    England post an emphatic win over Chile, with crown jewel Jadon Sancho finding the net twice – his two goals only a mere testimony to the harried time Chile had while contending with the winger.

    Chile will have to go back to the drawing board before taking on Iraq next Wednesday, notwithstanding the added disadvantage of losing Borquez to suspension. England, meanwhile, will only hope to carry forward their momentum against Mexico.

  • 18:56 (IST)

    92' - Four minutes of added time has not brought any respite to Chile as England's Gibbs-White hits the post in the dying stages of the game.

  • 18:52 (IST)

    88' - The sapping humidity and the comfortable scoreline has not compelled England to take their foot off the pedal, as they keep going forward in numbers, with Chile not having much to show for their minimal possession.

  • 18:51 (IST)

    Well, as expected, England are showing no mercy on their opponents. Manchester United prodigy Angel Gomes curled in a fantastic free-kick after Chile's goalkeeper was sent off due to a bad tackle. It was just not the day for Chile. They were completely devoid of any ideas on how to stop the English attack. They need to regroup after the match and make some serious decisons regarding their game. 

  • 18:43 (IST)

    81' - GOAL! Chile 0 England 4

    Angel Gomes whips in a stunning free-kick which finds the top right corner as Provoste is rooted to his spot. There was not much the substitute goalkeeper could have done about that and Chile have a long nine minutes to go, until full-time.

  • 18:41 (IST)

    78' - More misery is heaped on Chile as Julio Borquez gets sent off for fouling Rhian Brewster outside the penalty area, who was put straight through on goal by Angel Gomes. Provoste, the substitute, will stand in goal as Chile have already made all three substitutions. 

  • 18:30 (IST)

    67' - England make their first change as Angel Gomes comes on for Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has had an excellent game apart from scoring England's first. The Chelsea youngster's link-up play with Sancho has been at the heart of some of England's finer moments of the game.

  • 18:30 (IST)

    There's no coming back for Chile from here. They are trailing by three goals against a superior side. It's all about the losing margin now for Chile as they look to limit the damage. England are hungry for more goals as they are still creating chances.  

  • 18:24 (IST)

    63' - Branco Provoste, the surprising exclusion from the Chile starting eleven comes on for Maximiliano Guerrero, whose final contribution was in a wasted Chile free-kick.

  • 18:21 (IST)

    60' - GOAL! Chile 0 England 3

    Jadon Sancho gets his second of the evening after George McEachrahn sets him up following a beautiful, wavy run through a maze of Chile players in the centre of the pitch, showcasing an exquisite piece of football which brought the Yuba Bharati crowd to their feet.

  • 18:16 (IST)

    55' - Chile with a double substitution as the highly rated Jairo Vasquez replaces Ignacio Mesias and Pedro Campos comes in for Willian Gama.

  • 18:13 (IST)

    50' - GOAL! Chile 0 England 2

    Jadon Sancho nets his 14th international goal in his 17th international appearance, after the otherwise excellent Borquez fails to parry away a cross from Brewster and the Borussia Dortmund youngster makes no mistake from the close range.

    Chile had started the second half much better than they started the first. The midfield has been able to combine a string of passes, but yet another defensive mistake let Caputto's side down.

  • 18:04 (IST)

    45' Chile 0-1 England

    Second-half is underway in Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium. 

  • 17:51 (IST)

    45' - HT Chile 0 England 1  

    England end the half strongly, with Jadon Sancho registering a shot on target, although it was saved by Borquez at full stretch. Chile have found it hard to cope with the runners-up of the UEFA U-17 European championships, and have poor finishing from the Englishmen and excellent goalkeeping from Borquez to thank for still keeping them in the game.

  • 17:44 (IST)

    37' - The losing CONMEBOL finalist seem to have finally settled down, as they sniff around the goal. Guerrero's long-range shot doesn't trouble Anderson but Mesias' header after two back-to-back corners is the closest Chile have come to scoring.

  • 17:44 (IST)

    The game has slowed a bit. Maybe it's the humidity and also Chile have improved quite a bit. There were few encouraging runs from the Chile players but it should happen more freequently. 

  • 17:36 (IST)

    32' - Seconds after Brewster's shot is saved by the excellent Borquez, Chile finally get in on the action on the other side with Antonio Diaz chasing down an early ball from the left flank, which is eventually collected by Anderson. England are in total control, but only one goal separates the two sides.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    24' - Chile's lapses in concentration almost cost them dearly as Foden sets up Sancho on the left edge of the eighteen yard box, but the Englishman can only win a corner.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    Well, it's just a matter of time before England find another goal. They are creating chance after chance and it looks like the Chile team have no clue on how to stop the Young Lions. Chile's players need to get their act together as soon as possible.

  • 17:21 (IST)

    19' - England are running circles around Chile and after an extensive build-up play, McEachrahn finds Brewster with a beauty of a ball, whose shot is just wide.

  • 17:20 (IST)

    14' - A loud cheer up goes around the stadium as Sancho is on the ball and wrong-foots the Chilean right-back Zuniga and puts in a low cross into the centre, but Chile clears.

  • 17:19 (IST)

    England are clearly the dominating side so far. They are finding plenty of space in the midfield and Jadon Sancho is constantly receiving threatening balls on the left flank. Chile need to up the ante.

  • 17:11 (IST)

    9' - England are once again on the front foot as Hudson-Odoi latches on to Anderson's goal kick to set up Foden, whose poor shot is deflected off for a corner.

  • 17:09 (IST)

    England play-out from the back and Jadon Sancho, having dribbled through four surrounding Chile players, sets-up Callum Hudson-Odoi, who keeps his composure and nets past the diving Borquez.

  • 17:07 (IST)

    GOAAAALLLLLL!!! Callum Hudon-Odoi - 5'

    England scores the opening goal inside five minutes. A brilliant pass from Jadon Sancho as Hudson made run from the left flank and made no mistake in putting the ball inside the net. 

  • 17:04 (IST)

    1' - Chile kick-off the first Group F game and are on the attack straight away. Although England attempt to press high, Morales almost registers the first shot of the game but narrowly misses Diaz's cross.

  • 17:01 (IST)

    Alright then, it's kick-off time at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.  

  • 16:50 (IST)

    The starting eleven of both sides are warming up in front of an almost packed Yuva Bharati Krirangan and with the teams likely to set up in a 4-3-3 formation, all eyes will be on Jadon Sancho, the explosive Borussia Dortmund winger.


  • 16:40 (IST)

    The match is taking place at the historic Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Now it's officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. the current seating capacity is 66,687 but before the renovation in 2011, the stadium capacity was 120,000. 

    The stadium's record attendance was recorded in 1997 when 131,781 spectators watched the Federation Cup semi-final between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.

    Salt Lake will also hold the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on 28 October.

  • 16:30 (IST)

    Chile's line-up for today's match.

  • 16:27 (IST)

    England's line-up against Chile.

  • 16:20 (IST)

    FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Group F shapes up to be tightest with fancied England, Mexico, Chile and Iraq}

    Group F, dubbed as the 'Group of Death' by pundits, throws up some intriguing contests. England and Mexico are likely to be the trailblazers but Iraq and Chile could spring a surprise.

  • 16:01 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the live blog today's FIFA U-17 World Cup match between Chile and England. 

    Both the teams will look to begin their World Cup campaign with a win. England's team consist of big names like Borussia Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho, Manchester United forward Angel Gomes and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden but Chile are expected to give them a tough fight.


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Preview: England will look to take inspiration from their U-20 side which won the World Cup earlier this year when they lock horns with South American heavyweights Chile in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Group F opener at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.

File image of England's U-17 football team. Getty Images

File image of England's U-17 football team. Getty Images

England edged past Venezuela 1-0 in the final of the U-20 showpiece meet in June to win the title 51 years after the senior team triumphed in the World Cup.

At the U-17 event, England have not been that successful, qualifying just thrice before (2007, 2011, 2015) with a quarter-final in 2007 and 2011 being their best result.

Two years back, they exited ignominiously from the group stages in Chile.

But with the likes of Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, Manchester United forward Angel Gomes and City midfielder Phil Foden in their ranks this time, on paper Steve Cooper's current bunch looks formidable.

Carrying big expectations with them, the Young Lions are touted as one of the teams to watch out for in the tournament.

Although doubts remain whether Sancho, whom Chile defender Yerco Oyanedel described as the boy they are wary about, would stay on after the group stages with his club wanting him back with them after the international break, this squad has the desired experience to fall back on at this level.

"England are a very tough side to beat. We have studied each and every player's videos and Sancho is one we need to guard against," Oyanedel had said at the end of a practice session here.

Since arriving in the city on Tuesday, England have chosen to keep their tactical cards close to their chest, holding a couple of closed practice sessions.

Chile, on the contrary, have interacted the most with the media and been less secretive about their actions. The hosts of last edition's meet qualified after a gap of 20 years.

The sultry weather conditions in this part of the world have been causing problems for coach Hernan Caputto's boys, but the team management has ensured the players never get deydrated and are acclimatised well before they take the field.

This will be Chile's fourth appearance at a FIFA U-17 World Cup and their second in a row after hosting the tournament in 2015.

Their tournament debut came at Japan in 1993, where they took everyone by surprise finishing third, their best performance to date.

Knocked out in the group phase in Egypt 1997, the Chileans reached the last 16 on home soil two years ago.

Both England and Chile finished runners-up in their respective continental qualifiers to make the cut for this meet. While England lost to Spain in the U-17 European Championships earlier this year, Chile were hammered by Brazil 0-5 in the South American U-17 competition.

The two teams have never met before at an U-17 World Cup.


England: Curtis Anderson, Josef Bursik, William Crelin; Timothy Eyoma, Joel Latibeaudiere, Marc Guehi, Jonathan Panzo, Lewis Gibson, Steven Sessegnon, Morgan Gibbs White, Tashan Oakley Boothe; Conor Gallagher, Angel Gomes, Nya Kirby, George McEachran; Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson Odoi, Philip Foden, Emile Smith Rowe, Rhian Brewster, Danny Loader

Chile: Julio Borquez, Rodrigo Cancino, Hugo Araya; Gaston Zuniga, Matias Silva, Lucas Alarcon, Sebastian Valencia, Yerco Oyanedel, Nicolas Aravena; Martin Lara, Mauricio Morales, Oliver Rojas, Branco Provoste, Maximiliano Guerrero; William Gama, Ignacio Contreras, Ignacio Mesias, Diego Valencia, Jairo Vasquez, Pedro Campos, Antonio Diaz O'Higgins.

Updated Date: Oct 08, 2017 19:12 PM

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